Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

Princeton University Press (2017)

Sterne’s Fiction and the Double Principle

Cambridge University Press (1989, 2008)

The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Clarendon Press (1995)

The Things Things Say

Princeton University Press (2011)

Preserving the Self in the South Seas, 1680-1840

University of Chicago Press (2001)

Settler and Creole

co-edited with Vanessa Agnew
Palgrave Macmillan (2009)

Exploration and Exchange: A South Seas Anthology, 1680-1900

eds. Jonathan Lamb, Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas
University of Chicago Press (2000)


The Evolution of Sympathy in the Long Eighteenth Century

Pickering and Chatto (2009)

Voyages and Beaches: Pacific Encounters, 1769-1840

eds. Alex Calder, Jonathan Lamb and Bridget Orr
University of Hawaii Press (1999)

Special Journal Issues

Extreme and Sentimental History

A special issue of Criticism devoted to historical re-enactment, ed. Vanessa Agnew and Jonathan Lamb, 46:3 (2004), 323-523.

The South Pacific in the Eighteenth Century: Narratives and Myths

Eds. Jonathan Lamb, Robert Maccubbin and David F. Morrill (Eighteenth-Century Life special issue 18:3, Johns Hopkins University Press, November 1994), pp. 242

Recent Articles and Chapters

“Why Scurvy Is Still a Snake in Our Nutritional Lost Paradise”

Zócalo Public Square, March 21, 2017; KCRW, March 21, 2017

“Black bones, gangrene and weeping: the unwelcome return of scurvy”

The Guardian, February 16, 2017

“Sympathy with Animals and Salvation of the Soul”

The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 52:1 (Spring 2011), 69-85.

“‘The true words at last from the mind in ruins’: J.M. Coetzee and Realism”

in J.M. Coetzee’s Austerities, ed. Graham Bradshaw and Michael Neill, Farnham: Ashgate, 2010, pp. 177-189.

“Making Babies in the South Seas”

in Christa Knellwolf and Margarete Rubik eds., Stories of Empire: Narrative Strategies for the Legitimation of Imperial World Order, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2009, 121-36.

“Scientific Gusto versus Monsters in the Basement”

Eighteenth-Century Studies 42:2 (2009) 309-20.

“‘Something odd is happening’: Captain Cook’s last days”

Enlightenment and Dissent 25 (2009), 287-97.

“Historical Re-enactment, Extremity and Passion”

in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 49:3 (Fall 2008), 239-50.

“Horrid Sympathy”

in Unrespectable Radicals: Popular Politics in the Age of Reform, ed. Michael T. Davis and Paul Pickering (Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2008), 91-105.

“The Superiority of the Undone: Built Ruins and Ruined Patriots”

in The Ruin and The Sketch in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Peter Wagner et al., Trier: Wissenschaftliger Verlag: 2008, 83-96.

“Swift, Leviathan and the Person of Authors”

in Swift’s Travels: Eighteenth-Century British Satire and its Legacy, ed. Nicholas Hudson and Aaron Santesso, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 25-38.